St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI is a 164-bed acute care not-for-profit hospital providing adult medical/surgical services, emergency care, cancer care, cardiac care, bariatric care, inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care, orthopedics and joint replacement, and a vast number of other testing, health, and medical services. St. Joseph Mercy is a member of Trinity Health.
Founded in 1954, by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital facility consists of the original building, constructed in 1954, with expansions taking place throughout its history. The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus has undergone significant changes over the past several years, with campus expansions planned for the future. The campus currently includes six medical office buildings as well as a large outpatient rehabilitation facility, and renal dialysis center. In addition, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, MI is pleased that St. Clair County Catholic Social Services is also located on its campus.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH) is dedicated to world-class patient care and safety and to that end is an active partner with Trinity Health in the development of Genesis, computer advancement to transform the way we deliver care.
Over the past several years, SJMPH has worked in concert with area physicians and clinical care staff to provide computerization of patient information and medical records. We deliver safe, high quality, compassionate care using innovative technologies to improve the health of our community. Offering the most advanced Electronic Medical Records software and hardware systems available in the area, SJMPH is dedicated to continually investing in advanced technology and computerization.
Offering a dedicated focus on patient services, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has streamlined services to offer some of the most exciting patient-directed services in the region. The St. Joseph Mercy Senior ER, is designed to meet the unique needs of area seniors, providing patients 65 years of age and older individualized care by specially-trained staff in dedicated, private rooms designed to meet their unique needs. St. Joseph Mercy's commitment to patient privacy is evidenced in itspopular Private Rooms Program. This service is based on availability and is offered FREE to patients who meet certain care criteria.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Port Huron, MI also launched two new and exciting programs specifically designed to meet lifestyle and healthy living issues for patients across the eastern side of the state.
The first for the southeast Michigan region, St. Joseph Mercy's Orthopedics and Joint Center has been offering advanced MAKOplasty Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing Orthopedic Surgery to patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. After two years of providing the services to hundreds of patients across southeast Michigan, it is clear that this level of leading edge technology has helped to reduce time in the hospital as well as provide for increased mobility and a shorter recovery time. To complement the expansive service, St. Joseph Mercy was the first in the state of Michigan to launch the MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement Robotic-Assisted Service, providing this advanced service to an additional patient population looking for new and innovative services to meet their hip replacement needs.
St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron has also recently launched a bariatric services program, and joined with the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's Michigan Bariatric Instittute to provide for advanced programs designed to help patients overcome obesity and assist them in their journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Recently honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award (2008) and named "best in cancer care" by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (2011), the Mercy Regional Cancer Center offers state of the art cancer care including radiation therapy, access to clinical cancer research protocols for treatment; board certified oncology physicians and access to an exclusive oncology nurse navigator service. The fully accredited, Mercy Regional Cancer Center is home to the area's only linear accelerator with advanced IMRT/IGRT capabilities, making St. Joseph Mercy the only radiation therapy program in the Blue Water Area.
Testing and screening for women's health issues are offered through the Mercy Women's Health Center. Located within St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, this center provides for advanced digital mammography and bone density screening as well as breast cancer care. For convenient access, some services are also provided at Mercy Health Center.
Inpatient rehabilitation services including stroke care are provided through Mercy Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Services include a 10-bed inpatient unit, board certified physiatrists, a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals and outpatient services located throughout the area. Mercy FITRAC inpatient and outpatient therapy services are located on the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Port Huron campus, in Marysville and at Mercy Health Center, Fort Gratiot.
St. Joseph Mercy offers orthopedic and joint replacement services through the Mercy Orthopedics and Joint Center. The center provides for 25 dedicated orthopedic beds, discipline-trained staff, certified orthopedic nurses, and access to a vast array of board certified orthopedic surgeons. A highly trusted service, St. Joseph Mercy provides for the greatest number of joint replacements in the county.
Cardiac Care includes a state of the art intensive care unit, invasive cardiac and vascular laboratories, advanced technology in non-invasive cardiovascular testing, and an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program.
In 2001, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI opened a 52,000 square foot ambulatory health center on M-25 (24th Avenue) in Fort Gratiot Township. The Mercy Health Center is dedicated to providing convenient access to outpatient medical services, including laboratory, radiology, outpatient physical therapy, and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. In addition, it is home to the Lakeshore Surgery Center, LLP, providing outpatient surgery and endoscopy services. Several physician and medical specialist offices are located in the Mercy Health Center. We work to improve the health of our communities by reinvesting our "profits" back into the community through new technologies, vital health services, and access for all.
For patients requiring home care, St. Joseph Mercy is pleased to present its affiliation with Mercy Home Care services, a Trinity Health service. Mercy Home Care also offers Mercy Hospice Services. With offices in Port Huron and access to Michigan's Thumb Region, Mercy Home Care's team of highly professional, in-home care providers is available to residents of both St. Clair and Sanilac counties.
On the Mercy Health Center campus, St. Joseph Mercy is home to Sanctuary at Mercy Village, a senior residence offering both independent and assisted-living services.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is also affiliated with Sanctuary at Maple Vista, located at 600 Maple Vista, in Imlay City, offering retirement home living to area seniors.
SJMPH places an emphasis on working with its community of physicians, and is dedicated to enhancing relationships with St. Joseph Mercy Medical Staff to cooperatively meet the needs of providing the best available care for patients.
St. Joseph Mercy's commitment to the health of the communities it serves is evidenced by the many partnerships developed to meet the needs of the community. Some of these partnerships include:
- Lakeshore Surgery Center, LLP - One of the first of its kind in the state of Michigan, Lakeshore Surgery Center is a joint venture between SJMPH and local surgeons working in concert to provide physician-managed outpatient surgical services.
- Mercy Family Care is a primary care physician network in which St. Joseph Mercy supports medical practice management for physicians.
- Advanced MRI, a joint undertaking of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, and St. John River District Hospital. Diagnostic testing MRI services are provided via mobile services offered at Mercy Health Center, in Fort Gratiot Township, MI and St. John River District Hospital.
- Tri-Hospital EMS, a joint venture of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron and St. John River District hospitals. Services are offered to provide rapid emergency medical response throughout the county.
- Launched in 1993, Partners at Heart is a cardiovascular joint operating agreement with Port Huron Hospital. Partners at Heart provides a continuum of cardiovascular services to patients throughout the Blue Water communities. As community-based hospitals, neither St. Joseph Mercy nor Port Huron Hospital could provide these important services alone. Only working in concert and combining resources can Partners at Heart offer this unique and valuable array of cardiac services.
St. Joseph Mercy extends its assistance and support to a number of community-based organizations. Through the St. Joseph Mercy Community Benefit Ministry program, the hospital provides funding and access to resources to elevate the status of our community.
- Access to resources is offered through the St. Joseph Mercy Community Sponsorship Committee, providing both financial sponsorships and support to area events, activities and projects.
- For nearly 20 years St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, in conjunction with the St. Clair County Medical Society, provides for care of the poor and uninsured through the Peoples' Clinic for Better Health. The clinic provides primary care services through the dedication of volunteer physicians. It is supported by a vast array of community agencies and volunteers, including the United Way of St. Clair County.
- The Mercy Cares program is designed to provide financial support and resources to those in the community in need of quality medical services. Mercy Cares is administrated through St. Joseph Mercy Hospital's financial department offering assistance in meeting the financial burden of the poor and uninsured.
Peoples' Clinic and the Mercy Care program are the centerpieces of the Mercy Hospital Foundation and its work to provide philanthropic support to the "community in need" while fulfilling the St. Joseph Mercy value of respect for the poor and underserved.